Dalhousie Prof: Indiana Jones Sells Racy Ideas

[Vancouver Sun] While the high octane quest for the Crystal Skull in the latest Harrison Ford film may make for a gripping yarn, modern-day archeologist are more likely to tread carefully before they even begin to put shovel to layers of dirt and history.

“Indiana Jones is a caricature of the past, but it sells at the box office. The public gets fed this racy old set of ideas and that concerns me,” said Brian Noble, social anthropology professor at Dalhousie University and part of the $2.5-million, seven-year project. “The public is not really aware of the stakes in this for the local communities.”

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